Black History Month Movie & Discussion

Monday, 2/19/2024 - Monday, 2/19/2024
05:00pm - 08:00pm

Join us for a light supper and a viewing of the 1959 film “Imitation of Life" starring Lana Turner and Jaunita Moore. Ater the movie, we’ll be discussing the themes in the film, including identity and racial issues within families.

Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Please call the Library at 770-439-3600 to sign up.

 

Movie Summary:

Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity.

Rated: PG

 

Audience
Adults (ages 18+)
Category
Cultural Diversity
Event Type
Entertainment
Contact Info

Elizabeth Antoine, 770-439-3600